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Statement on NYC plan to involuntarily hospitalize people with mental illness

Alexandria, VA (Dec. 2, 2022) – Schroeder Stribling, president and CEO of Mental Health America, issued the following statement today regarding the New York City mayor’s plan to involuntarily hospitalize people with mental illness:…

Statement from MHA: Our hearts are with the LGBTQ+ community

All of us at MHA grieve today for the lives lost and survivors of the tragic shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which sadly occurred as we solemnly mark Trans Day of Remembrance. We stand with the LGBTQ+ community and firmly stand against hatred…

Mental Health America, Bazelon Center, and University of Pittsburgh receive $100,000 Engagement Award for joint project on the campus mental health crisis

Alexandria, VA (Nov. 16, 2022) – Mental Health America (MHA), the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and the University of Pittsburgh today announced they have been approved for a $100,000 funding award through the Eugene Washington…

Chiming In Blog

I've worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, and my family knows my passion for giving back. They always joke every holiday season by asking me, "So, who are we donating to this year?" They listen as I explain why they should donate to a…

If you asked 10 strangers the first thing they thought of when they heard the word “recovery,” you’d probably get 10 different answers. When it comes to mental health conditions and addiction, everyone has their own definition of recovery. While…

Those of us working in health care policy are well aware of so-called “phantom” providers. But to those on the outside seeking mental health treatment, seeing long lists of providers is heartening until call after call produces disconnected lines or…